In recent years, tablets have grown in popularity significantly and it seems as though a large proportion of society has an iPad. Whether it’s for games, reading the news, watching films, an iPad presents the perfect size as a laptop is too big to carry around whilst the screen on smartphones can be too small. As a result of this, there are now more people looking to record their screen than ever before. Again, this can be to record gameplay or even a tutorial so let’s take a look.
Using iPhone Screen Recorder
One of the best ways of recording your screen is to project your iPad onto a computer and then record it from there. iPhone/iPad Recorder is a fantastic program that allows you to record the screen in high-quality, you can even record in a number of different formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV, and MKV. As mentioned previously, this tool works by projecting your iPad screen onto a computer (Windows or Mac)and then recording it.
After downloading and installing the program, you have to ensure that your iPad and your computer both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, visit the Control Center on the iPad and tap on ‘AirPlay’ (swipe up from the bottom of screen). Once this is on, you can find your PC and turn on ‘Mirroring’. When all this is done, you will see that your iPad screen is showing on your computer.
From here, you will have an opportunity to play with your recording settings if you want to adjust video format, frame rate, output directory, and more. As soon as you are ready to record, just hit the red ‘start recording’ icon and away you go. When you’re finished, press the red ‘stop recording’ icon and the file will save in the output directory you set.
Air Shou (iOS App)
If you don’t have a computer nearby or would prefer to record straight from your device, you may want to look into a program called ‘iRec’. Although you can only record in MP4, you can send a file straight to your camera roll and then share it to YouTube from there. It should be noted that rather than being on the Apple Store, it can be found in the Emu4ios store.
1. Start by going to the Emu4ios site and searching for iRec; tap ‘Get’ to download to your tablet.
2. After opening iRec, name your recording project and then ‘Start Recording’. If done correctly, you will see a red notification bar to inform you that it is recording.
3. Return to whatever you want to record and go.
4. If you want to finish, simply tap on the notification bar to enter the app and tap ‘Stop Recording’.
5. At first, this file will be saved as an MP4 in ‘Recordings’ but you can export it to your camera roll by clicking on the blue info icon.
Note: When recording, the red notification bar will be recorded too and this is something that cannot be changed.
So there we have it, two fantastic methods of recording your iPad. If you have a computer nearby, the first should be your preferred method but if not, the second will work just as well.